Z Sofron, Wolf Hollow Assistant Director is
pictured here with Nina.
Photo by Louise Benotti
Hollow was founded in 1988 by the late Paul C. Soffron,
with the mission of preservation of the wolf in
the wild through education and exposure.
Visitors are welcome at
Wolf Hollow, where they meet the resident wolves and learn the
importance of the wolf in the wild as top predator. By observing how a
wolf pack functions, visitors learn how wolves are a benefit to the
environment around them and ultimately to us as humans because of the
many parallels to our own families. Wolves are still very much a
threatened species and visitors will learn what can be done to help
alleviate the threat.
Hollow is fully licensed by the State of Massachusetts and the federal
government as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We support our work
solely through our admission, gift shop sales, adopt-a-wolf program
of British Colombian timber wolves started with five pups donated by other
facilities in the United States. The original five were from three
different litters so that a family could be started at the facility.
Visitors have the opportunity to view the wolf hollow pack while a one
hour educational lecture is presented. The recommended age for this
program is five years and up. While learning about how the wolf lives in a
family group, its role in nature, its history with man, and the fight
to preserve their species in the wild, visitors observe the wolves
interacting with their pack-mates at close range.
All visitors are invited to howl with the wolves at the
end of each presentation.